Hyperbole is one thing but outright lying is another thing. Then again, it was Bill Clinton. At the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, Bill Clinton said “a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon. We must open those stubborn gates.”
Bill Clinton’s latest act of desperation to motivate the liberal base is to claim that voting is more difficult than purchasing an assault weapon. Now, I am not a Rhodes scholar like Bill, so why he continues to lie, I would like to look at the facts.
Voting in America today is one of the easiest tasks to do. It doesn’t cost anything but your time. There is no fee to vote and no product to buy.
Now, to purchase a firearm, you need money, need to provide identification, fill out an application, have a waiting period, register the firearm, get a license, etc. Bill Clinton knows this. Just like he knows it’s harder for him to stay faithful then tell the truth.
What is his problem? Is it voters should have ID? Can you open a bank account, write a check, rent a car, get a license, get on an airplane or even get a library card without a form of ID? Heck Bill, half the places I had to inspect as part of my job, I had to show my County ID AND my drivers license.
You know what else, Bill? It SHOULD be harder to qualify to cast a vote than just about anything else. The ramifications, effects, and number of people impacted is far greater in an election. Furthermore, there should be a competency test to establish a minimum intelligence threshold before casting a ballot. But, that may be asking to much.